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Policy Centers, Nonprofit Organizations & Government Agencies
Policy Centers & Nonprofit Organizations
Urban Institute Crime and JusticeThe Urban Institute helps identify solutions for neighborhoods, cities, states, and national criminal justice systems. We analyze crime trends and evaluate prevention initiatives. A core component of our work is studying how to protect vulnerable people and communities from violence and abuse. And we take a close look at new and emerging criminal justice technologies. Our work combines quantitative and qualitative methods to provide objective data grounded in the experiences of victims, offenders, and practitioners.
National Reentry Resource CenterFunded and administered by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) is the nation’s primary source of information and guidance in reentry.
Prisoner Reentry Institute, John Jay College of Criminal JusticeThe Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) is one of twelve institutes that collectively comprise the Research Consortium of John Jay College of Criminal Justice. PRI’s diversified portfolio reflects an overall focus on understanding what it takes for people to live successfully in their communities after contact with the criminal justice system, and on increasing the effectiveness of the professionals who work with them
RAND Prisoner ReentryThe transition from incarceration to life in the community has implications for public safety at large and for the communities into which the former prisoners are introduced. RAND research has explored how to prevent recidivism through correctional education, the public health issues of prisoner reentry, and the question of prisoner rehabilitation.
Vera Institute of JusticeWe work with others who share our vision to tackle the most pressing injustices of our day—from the causes and consequences of mass incarceration, racial disparities, and the loss of public trust in law enforcement, to the unmet needs of the vulnerable, the marginalized, and those harmed by crime and violence.
RAND Justice Policy ProgramWith broad cross-disciplinary expertise, the RAND Justice Policy Program addresses public safety and the performance of the civil and criminal justice system for federal and state agencies, local police departments, and the private sector. Policy and research areas include policing, law enforcement, and corrections; crime, gangs, and violence prevention; drug abuse and drug policy; administration of justice, law, courts, and governance; and occupational and transportation safety.
Prison Policy Initiative: Probation and ParoleThe non-profit, non-partisan Prison Policy Initiative produces cutting edge research to expose the broader harm of mass criminalization, and then sparks advocacy campaigns to create a more just society.
Boston Reentry StudyA collaborative project led by Bruce Western, Anthony Braga, and Rhiana Kohl (Research Unit, Massachusetts Department of Correction), the Boston Reentry Study (BRS) is a longitudinal survey of Massachusetts state prisoners newly-released to the Boston area.
The Inside-Out Prison Exchange ProgramThe Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program is an educational program with an innovative pedagogical approach tailored to effectively facilitate dialogue across difference. It originated as a means of bringing together campus-based college students with incarcerated students for a semester-long course held in a prison, jail or other correctional setting.
Center for Sex Offender ManagementThe Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM) is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that supports state and local jurisdictions in the effective management of sex offenders. CSOM aims to provide those responsible for managing sex offenders with ready access to the most current knowledge by synthesizing and disseminating research and effective practices to the field; and by offering specialized training and technical assistance on a wide variety of issues related to sex offender management.
National Institute of Corrections, DOJThe National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is the only federal agency with a legislative mandate (Public Law 93-41 5) to provide specialized services to corrections from a national perspective. NIC is recognized by other federal agencies for its unique role and quality services. Its leadership is evidenced by the numerous partnerships and interagency agreements targeted to provide correctional services and training.
National Institute of Corrections, Offender Reentry/TransitionThe National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is the only federal agency with a legislative mandate (Public Law 93-41 5) to provide specialized services to corrections from a national perspective. NIC is recognized by other federal agencies for its unique role and quality services. Its leadership is evidenced by the numerous partnerships and interagency agreements targeted to provide correctional services and training.
Federal Bureau of Prisons Reentry ProgramsAlthough it is the Bureau's philosophy that release preparation begins the first day of incarceration, focus on release preparation intensifies at least 18 months prior to release. The Release Preparation Program includes classes in areas such as résumé writing, job search, and job retention.
Offender Reentry, National Institute of JusticeNIJ continues to support research and evaluation of reentry-related issues, such as statewide reentry initiatives and research that examines the process of reentering society within the context of the community, neighborhood and family into which the former offenders return.
Thinking for a Change (T4C), National Institute of CorrectionsThinking for a Change 4.0 (T4C) is an integrated cognitive behavioral change program.T4C incorporates research from cognitive restructuring theory, social skills development, and the learning and use of problem solving skills.The program is designed to be provided to justice-involved adults and youth, males and females.